Fantastic results for the February 11 Special Collection. We are THIS CLOSE to meeting the goal of $2500 to achieve the 100% matching funds–$2424! Since the deadline has been extended until the end of February, we surely will get there. Well done, everyone!
March 11th’s Special Collection will be for the Kalamazoo Drug Treatment Court Program, which diverts nonviolent felons with substance abuse problems from incarceration and gives them an opportunity to restore their lives by becoming involved in treatment programs and meet other requirements such as following up on referrals made to other community agencies. This program saves taxpayers thousand of dollars annually by returning productive and healthy citizens back to society—85 percent of all Drug Treatment Court graduates are successful and do not re-enter the court system.
We are celebrating! A five year reauthorization of the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program has been passed by Congress! ISAAC members were a part of the groundswell of voices supporting this bipartisan spending bill which authorizes funding for $400 million each year for states to expand the Nurse Family Partnership Program and other home visiting projects. These interventions are a critical part of our county’s Cradle Kalamazoo initiative to address infant mortality.
Also, ISAAC has added two new churches to its membership—Chapel Hill Methodist and First Methodist of Kalamazoo. Welcome! Welcome!
Remember to clip BOX TOP coupons and put them in the box in the foyer.
Anyone is welcome to sit in on SJCC meetings. The Social Justice Coordinating Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the clubhouse of Parkview Hills.